Are you interested in website development and hope it will help you make money? If so, you should do your research. This article is a great start.
Graphics are important for any designer but beginners should focus only on the standard graphics on their first several builds. Do not use bitmap for your images as they take up too much space. Use PNGs for images over 256 colors for text buttons and the like or use GIF files for images smaller than 256 colors. JPEG works best for photo images.
Don’t use frames. It isn’t the 90’s anymore. Frames were popular on web pages back then but they created numerous problems. A website that uses frames can cause trouble for visitors when they try to bookmark a site, and no one wants to spend their time scrolling on a website needlessly. You can make something that is easier for users to use.
Is your site easy to scan? Most visitors do not have a lot of time to spend, so they scan to see what they want to read. Easily-skimmed articles will make it easier on readers and will entice them to come back another time. In addition, be sure to keep key information toward the top portion of the page. Your visitors will enjoy their time on the website more.
Ensure that you save personal information that the user might need to enter again into your site. Make it easy on your visitors by keeping information that they may need for other forms or orders. This “sticky” information can make the process easier and smoother for visitors and they’ll appreciate it.
You should now have a great start on the basics of website design and feel a little less confused by it. Use the information given here to plan out each of your goals, and then follow through in a way that will allow you to get your site up and running efficiently.